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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

Questions My Mother Can't Answer: After a woman gets hit by a New York City cab, she sets out on a healing journey to find a female role model by interviewing eight women her mother's age in this moving one-woman show. See it at 8 p.m. in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $28. (813) 229-7827.

Stars Behind the Bar: Celebrities including Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander, baseball legend David Wells and more dole out drinks benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County. It all starts at 6 p.m. at Pete & Shorty's of Pinellas Park, 7402 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 549-8000.

La Traviata: Teatro Lirico D'Europa presents Verdi's classic opera. Presented in Italian with English supertitles. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $50-$60. (727) 791-7400.

Steve Byrne: The star of TBS' Sullivan & Son performs a standup set that tackles race and his combined Irish and Korean heritage. See him at 8 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa. $20. (813) 960-1197.

Animated Oscar Shorts Screening: Tampa Theatre screens the five animated shorts nominated for Oscars — Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare', Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head Over Heels and Paperman. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 senior/military/members.

TO WATCH

Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC This drama about whether Seattle Grace/Mercy West is going to close is so anti-climactic. Now, if the show were being canceled, we'd worry a little bit.

SEASON FINALE Suits, 10 p.m., USA Harvey and Jessica argue over the future of the firm after getting an offer from a British firm. You go ask the folks from Mad Men what happens when you sell out to the Brits.

Correction

The opening theme for the Bay Area Renaissance Festival this weekend has changed to Wine, Chocolate and Romance. A different theme is included in Weekend, which is printed in advance.

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Check out our Oscar predictions at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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